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10 Healthy Fall Foods


Technically a winter squash, the ubiquitous pumpkin deserves a spot of its own on the list.

What would fall be without pumpkins: the carving of jack-o'-lanterns, the centerpiece of the table? And did you know that in addition to serving as a decoration, pumpkins are a great food to add to your fall diet?

Considered a low calorie food, pumpkins are full of dietary fiber, like sweet potatoes and parsnips. They also have a high content of vitamin A, with a normal serving providing about 246 percent of the recommended daily amount [source: Nutrition and You].

Pumpkins are rich in B vitamins like folate, niacin and thiamin, and are a good source of trace minerals like calcium, copper, phosphorus and potassium [source: Nutrition and You].

Makes you think twice about turning down that second piece of pumpkin pie.